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Old 21st September 2011, 13:31   #46
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Thanks Swanand, absolutely loving the fact that a tankful costs < Rs. 2,000/-
Absolutely, tankfull is around 1500 or even lesser. Feels amazing. What is even more amazing is the FE that this returns. My almost 2 yr old returns close to 19 in city and around 22 -23 on hwy runs! Efficiency at its best!

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I wouldn't be getting a front screen film. I liked the ones on your Laura. Is it the same one you are talking about? Is 70% visibility legal?
I suggest, get the front screen film. It works like a charm against those high beamers. Also, yes mine are the same 70% visibility ones. Have'nt been pulled over till date. so should be legal . No, they are legal.

Saw 4 white Gen3 Swifts last evening. All in different areas. Is MSIL selling only white Swifts?
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nice report Kiran. my sasurji too is sold out on the new swift. but we both are facing an unusual problem.

if someone wants to sit behind the drivers seat comfortably and when i move the drivers seat a bit towards front my bottom part of legs touch the part that i have marked in white, which makes very uncomfortable to drive.

it is too low as compared to other cars.

can you try driving in that position and comment?
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Old 21st September 2011, 15:18   #48
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Absolutely, tankfull is around 1500 or even lesser. Feels amazing. What is even more amazing is the FE that this returns. My almost 2 yr old returns close to 19 in city and around 22 -23 on hwy runs! Efficiency at its best!
I suggest, get the front screen film. It works like a charm against those high beamers. Also, yes mine are the same 70% visibility ones. Have'nt been pulled over till date. so should be legal . No, they are legal.
I am expecting the FE to go up after I cross 10k kms. Right now getting 17.3 in the city.

Any guess on the price to pay for 70% 3M?


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if someone wants to sit behind the drivers seat comfortably and when i move the drivers seat a bit towards front my bottom part of legs touch the part that i have marked in white, which makes very uncomfortable to drive.
it is too low as compared to other cars.
can you try driving in that position and comment?
I haven't driven in that position but I know what you are talking about. Short drivers would face the problem you did. Basically the end of the dashboard towards the pedals is pulled down quite low. At a certain seating position, the drivers legs (fibula) will rub against the dash board while operating the clutch / brake.

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You CAN, very easily. Remember, the resale of the old Swift is absolutely sweet. There's not much you'll have to throw in to upgrade.
I was hoping for Jimny but it seems to remain like a dream, so just a though for now.

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The old ones were quite poor if you agree with me?
When loaded absolutely yes, with just 2 of us am pretty much ok.

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Do you think the NVH will drop after about 9k kms? I will be switching to synthetic after 10k kms. What grade have you been using?
100% yes, by 5k you will feel the difference and by 10k it will finally settle down. Atleast thats what happened with my car.
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I haven't driven in that position but I know what you are talking about. Short drivers would face the problem you did. Basically the end of the dashboard towards the pedals is pulled down quite low. At a certain seating position, the drivers legs (fibula) will rub against the dash board while operating the clutch / brake.
i dont think short drivers will face that. i am almost 5.9 and person sitting behind me was 5.7, at the position which i was taking about he hardly had comfortable space behind. he felt very congested.

i couldnt take the seat further as i was not able to press clutch as my leg was being obstructed by the part which i marked.

i dont think its a smart design to take that plastic part so low as its not covering anything.
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nice report Kiran. my sasurji too is sold out on the new swift. but we both are facing an unusual problem.

if someone wants to sit behind the drivers seat comfortably and when i move the drivers seat a bit towards front my bottom part of legs touch the part that i have marked in white, which makes very uncomfortable to drive.

it is too low as compared to other cars.

can you try driving in that position and comment?
Hey Amit, on a different note, I see from the pic that you have installed the OE ICE on your VDi/VXi. Can you please share the cost of the same? Also, have you installed the OE speakers (including tweeters) or after market ones? If yes, can you share the cost of those too? Does the fit match the factory fit in the ZDi/ZXi?

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i dont think its a smart design to take that plastic part so low as its not covering anything.
if its not covering anything, can you just remove it? It looks like a fit in panel. if not, perhaps you could ask *** to remove it in your presence and then decide if you want to put it back on. Depending on what skeletons lie in that cupboard

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Check with the cheapest car accessories walah. Heck, even get quotes from a couple of them before settling with one.
And keep us updated! I am looking for front sunfilm too

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I am expecting the FE to go up after I cross 10k kms. Right now getting 17.3 in the city.
Any guess on the price to pay for 70% 3M?
17.3 for a brand new car is not bad at all! As rightly stated, expect that to rise too, post 10k.

For the 70% 3M, they charged me close to 10k for all the windows (front and back included). But that was for the Laura. For a Swift, I am sure it would be much less. Check with the cheapest car accessories walah. Heck, even get quotes from a couple of them before settling with one.
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23Mar'11 to be precise.
That's still better.
Situation at ours place is even more worse.
Dealers here are yet delivering to Feb2011-beginning Orders, which is even made more worse by MSIL plant shutdowns.
Don't know when my Swifty will arrive as I've booked mine ZDi on 20th of July2011.
My guess points at Feb next year but One of my cousin who've recently bought New Ford Figo insists me to go for Figo than to wait indefinitely.
What's your take !
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Hey Amit, on a different note, I see from the pic that you have installed the OE ICE on your VDi/VXi. Can you please share the cost of the same? Also, have you installed the OE speakers (including tweeters) or after market ones? If yes, can you share the cost of those too? Does the fit match the factory fit in the ZDi/ZXi?
Thanks.
Amit did not get OE ICE. Heck, he doesn't even have the new Swift yet. Member karanraheja had posted it here.

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if its not covering anything, can you just remove it? It looks like a fit in panel. if not, perhaps you could ask *** to remove it in your presence and then decide if you want to put it back on. Depending on what skeletons lie in that cupboard
It would look ugly.

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My guess points at Feb next year but One of my cousin who've recently bought New Ford Figo insists me to go for Figo than to wait indefinitely.
What's your take !
My take? If you have the patience wait. Its well worth it.


For everyone looking to install components in your Swift L / V series, I strongly recommend getting the tweeter pods from the Z version. It should be available after spares start making their way into dealerships. Here's a picture for reference taken from Racer_X's review thread. Hopefully someone will put better pictures.

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Two good features I accidentally discovered in the car:
- Unlock the car and standby for about 20-25 seconds. The car will auto-lock thereby correcting any accidental unlocks.
- If the boot / bonnet lid is open and you lock the car with your remote, it will lock the doors with three beeps unlike the usual single beep.
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That's still better.
Situation at ours place is even more worse.
Dealers here are yet delivering to Feb2011-beginning Orders, which is even made more worse by MSIL plant shutdowns.
Don't know when my Swifty will arrive as I've booked mine ZDi on 20th of July2011.
My guess points at Feb next year but One of my cousin who've recently bought New Ford Figo insists me to go for Figo than to wait indefinitely.
What's your take !
Same is the case at my place. I had called the dealer yesterday to enquire about the delivery, the dealer clearly tolde me to wait till Feb 2012 for Zdi delivery.
I dont know as of now if i would be able to wait till then. Lets see if in another 1 month i get any good news or else I have to think again.
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Two good features I accidentally discovered in the car:
- Unlock the car and standby for about 20-25 seconds. The car will auto-lock thereby correcting any accidental unlocks.
- If the boot / bonnet lid is open and you lock the car with your remote, it will lock the doors with three beeps unlike the usual single beep.
Nice find Moral!!
Need to look for more hidden features. Not planning to read the manual for a while and figure stuff on my own.
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Two good features I accidentally discovered in the car:
- Unlock the car and standby for about 20-25 seconds. The car will auto-lock thereby correcting any accidental unlocks.
- If the boot / bonnet lid is open and you lock the car with your remote, it will lock the doors with three beeps unlike the usual single beep.
Both these features were there in the ZXi variant which came with OEM Nippon security system with remote locking/unlocking. The standby time is more like 10-15 seconds. Mine is the 2006 ZXi and has both these features too.

I have seen most cars with factory fitted security systems have (should have) this auto-lock feature after 10-15 secs of inactivity from the time you unlock the doors using the remote.

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That's still better.
Situation at ours place is even more worse.
Dealers here are yet delivering to Feb2011-beginning Orders, which is even made more worse by MSIL plant shutdowns.
Don't know when my Swifty will arrive as I've booked mine ZDi on 20th of July2011.
Your post does not give me any encouragement . I booked the ZDi on 21st July. The dealer has no clue when the car will arrive. He has become a good story-teller by now.

I saw the new VDi few days back. The only one I have seen so far in Mumbai. And it was white too .
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A little birdie came by and gifted me this.

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The car is all set to be ICE'ed this weekend.
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Two good features I accidentally discovered in the car:
- Unlock the car and standby for about 20-25 seconds. The car will auto-lock thereby correcting any accidental unlocks.
Four years back when I proudly claimed the same thing as a great feature, my balloon got instantly pricked.

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